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Milestone for Blue Origin as test of emergency escape system declared success

Spectacular test by Amazon founder’s rocket company saw New Shepard booster and capsule separate high in the sky and touch back down undamaged Blue Origin, the private rocket company run by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, performed the first airborne test of its vehicle’s emergency escape system today over the Texas desert. The spectacular in-flight test appeared to go perfectly and was immediately declared a success as the New Shepard rocket booster and capsule separated high in the sky and later touched down one after the other, undamaged.
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